White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 31, 2019

I’d missed James Fegan’s roundup of his last North Carolina trip of the season, which includes all of Bryce Bush’s bad breaks in terms of health:

Bush hit .201/.285/.346 (85 wRC+) with five home runs and a 31.9 percent strikeout rate in 67 games. A lot happened in that span. He started wearing glasses and got hot at the plate. After nine errors in 10 games at third base, he changed positions and is now a corner outfielder. He fouled multiple balls off his foot — seemingly in the exact same spot every time. He came down with bronchitis, and when he recovered enough for a rehab stint in Arizona, looked sluggish enough in four games that the White Sox thought it was better ease his workload until instructional league. It was a lot of adversity to handle.

Charlotte 5, Norfolk 2

  • Luis Robert went 2-for-5, and was caught stealing.
  • Nick Madrigal was 2-for-3 with a walk and a sac bunt.
  • Yermin Mercedes went 2-for-4 with his 16th homer, a double, a walk and a strikeout.
  • Zack Collins was 0-for-2 with a walk and an HBP.
  • Danny Mendick was 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Seby Zavala, 0-for-4 with a K.


*Durham lost, so the Knights hold a one-game lead in the wild card.

Birmingham 6, Biloxi 5

  • Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-3, so his OPS fell to .682. He was ejected after being called out for interfering with his bunt.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes replaced him and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
  • Blake Rutherford raised his to .682 after singling twice, walking twice and striking out twice.
  • Luis Basabe went 2-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts. He was picked off.
  • Gavin Sheets went 0-for-4 with a walk, sac fly and a strikeout.
  • Laz Rivera, 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.
  • Blake Battenfield: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
  • Alec Hansen: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Lynchburg 6, Winston-Salem 1

  • Steele Walker went 0-for-4.
  • Andrew Vaughn was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Carlos Perez, 1-for-4 with a K.

Delmarva 4, Kannapolis 3

  • Lenyn Sosa homered, singled and struck out twice.
  • Corey Zangari was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Amado Nunez, 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jason Bilous: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 4 K


*Kannapolis’ new team name will be unveiled Oct. 23.

Great Falls 8, Billings 7

  • Cabera Weaver went 0-for-4 with an HBP and a strikeout.
  • Kelvin Maldonado was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Luis Mieses, 0-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Lency Delgado was 2-for-4 with an HBP and a strikeout.
  • Sam Abbott went 1-for-4 with a walk, strikeout and walk-off single.
  • Anderson Comas singled twice and struck out twice.
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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Please god someone tell me “Brandiose” aren’t behind the Kannapolis rebranding.

lil jimmy

name, logo and mascot….
The Sox have a Squirrel costume around somewhere. How about that?